Humanity has been dreaming about eggs since the dawn of time. Whether it’s a hatching egg or an egg dish doesn’t matter. We’ve all had a moment where an egg has shown up in a dream.
Eggs are basically a part of nature that holds a lot of symbolism for people. Did you wonder what dreams of eggs mean for your future or your present situation? Let’s take a look at the meanings behind the most common egg dreams.
What Does Dreaming About Eggs Mean?
1. Dreams of eggs are said to be a sign (or metaphor) of fertility, creativity and birth
There are few things in nature that are as heavily linked to creation and fertility as an egg. Carl Jung believed that dreams of eggs could be a sign that you are focused on birthing something—either a baby, or a new project.
If you’re dreaming of a nest with lots of eggs, it could be that you are planning a pregnancy, trying to start a business, or finding new opportunities that are going to offer you abundance. The idea behind this is a good omen. It’s a sign of a lot of potential and good fortune.
2. Dreams of eating eggs can indicate that your health will get better
Eating eggs, whether they’re egg whites or egg yolks, tends to be seen as a sign of good luck. This is an omen associated with improved health and better recovery from illness. If your health has been declining, this is a dream you definitely want to have.
Sometimes, the dream isn’t about your real health. Rather, it can also indicate that you’re troubleshooting a part of your life that hasn’t been in the best of shape.
3. Dreaming of rotten eggs can be a sign that you’re going to have a problem in your waking life
As you can guess, eggs are great as long as they are healthy. If you dream of rotten eggs, the dream’s meaning turns deeply negative. The prosperity that is associated with healthy eggs or raw eggs quickly reverses.
If you dream of rotten eggs, it means that your own neglect has caused opportunities to go sour in work and finance. In some cases, this dream also is a warning that your coworkers or friends aren’t as honest as they should be.
In rare cases, this also can be an indicator that you haven’t been good to your family. This can lead to new challenges, including people refusing to talk to you due to the neglect you gave them.
The best thing you can do if you find rotten eggs in a dream is to keep an eye out for sketchy behavior. You may not be able to deal with the fallout if you don’t watch out.
4. A dream involving collecting eggs is a good omen
As you can imagine, dreaming of collecting eggs in a basket is often a sign of abundance. You’re literally “picking up opportunities” as they come for a later day. In some cases, this can mean a raise or actually finding some real-life treasures.
If the eggs you’re collecting are Easter eggs, then it’s even better. This is one of the few dream scenarios that indicates that you will see a major reason for celebration in your life. This could be a wedding, a new job, or even a school graduation!
On a similar note, just dreaming of having eggs has the same meaning as collecting eggs. It’s a sign that you are going to be doing well in life.
5. Broken eggs are a sign of bad luck in love
Did you drop an egg that shattered? This may be a sign that your subconscious mind is trying to warn you not to set your goals or expectations too high. It’s an omen of disappointment, often in terms of love relationships or friendships.
6. Dreams of eggs of different sizes can offer different levels of joy
Did you dream of giant eggs, like the ones from ostriches or an extra large goose egg? That’s a sign that you’re going to get a big surprise that you may not have seen coming. Small eggs, like quail eggs, are little surprises—like finding a $5 bill on the ground.
7. Stumbling upon eggs in a nest can be a good omen financially
We have all heard of “nest eggs” in the world of finance, right? Of course we have. It’s a term that is used to explain a retirement fund that is expected to grow and provide cushion for the future.
The spiritual meaning of eggs in dreams is often a similar concept. Here, your dream is saying that you are going to see some financial goodness headed your way. In many cases, this dream is an indication of stabilizing income that was longed for.
8. Dreams of an egg timer suggest a time of difficulties
Egg timer dreams have been around for ages, and they’ve been known for being a sign that you’re going through troubles. The good news is that you are not doomed to a life of pain. Your troubled times are actually on a timer.
You just need to endure it until times change. Things will get better sooner rather than later.
9. Dreaming of owning chickens that lay eggs can be a sign of unrealised potential
Did you dream of owning a chicken farm that had a ton of egg-laying hens? While this can be a sign of good omens, it can also mean that your talents are being wasted at the job that you’re at.
Are your efforts at your job going unnoticed? Do you find yourself passed up for promotion after promotion? This is a warning sign that you’re not choosing the best of the destinies that are laid before you. You need to get a better job where you can maximize your potential.
10. A dream of a black egg can show resentment or bitterness towards people around you
Black eggs are not necessarily rotten, but they are seen as bad omen. The meaning of this dream tends to focus on past hurt caused by friends or family members who mistreated you earlier on.
Were you the “black sheep” of the family? This suggests that you may harbor feelings of hurt or bitterness from the way others treated you. It’s okay to ask for an apology or walk away from them.
11. Dreaming of dragon eggs means that you will reap the rewards of hard work
Not all types of eggs are going to be regular ol’ chicken eggs. If you dream of eggs that come from mythical creatures like dragons, then you’re in for a treat in your waking life. This is a very good omen, indeed!
Dragons are notoriously powerful creatures that use their might to do whatever they want. This dream is a sign that you might just “awaken the dragon” inside of you. If you have a distinct goal you’ve been working towards, your hard work is going to pay off.
Dreaming of dragon eggs is an encouraging dream that is telling you (or even begging you) to stay on track. As long as you keep on keeping on, you will be able to see the goal turn into reality…regardless of how lofty it is.
12. Seeing an egg cracked open means good things up ahead
A dream with an egg that’s cracked open means that you will be making moves to get a better lot in life. You may end up receiving unexpected gifts along the way, or you might get applause for some work you’ve done.
Like most things involving eggs, this is a good omen that says it’s time to enjoy all the hard work you put in. With that said, some people may find a brief struggle when they are on their journey. This is a metaphor for “cracking a couple eggs to make an omelette.”
13. Painting an egg is not as joyous as it seems
Perhaps one of the oddest dream interpretations you may get involves the act of painting an egg. This may seem like a cute dream to have, but it can also be a negative sign. This is particularly true if you’re having relationship problems.
You might be trying to paint a veneer on a bad relationship. Or, you may be hiding yourself from your partner. Either way, this is a sign of misfortune up ahead and your relationships may suffer as a result. We suggest being careful.
Did you recently have a dream about eggs? What happened in it, and how do you feel about it? Did any premonitions come true? Tell us in the comments below.